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Thursday July 10, 2014

Topics:

- Sea doos and Whales.

- Icecap Sale

Crosstalk:

What's the most memorable concert or music festival you have attended? Our guests are Chris Andrews of Shanneyganock and Alyson Samson.

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Wednesday July 09, 2014

Topics:

- Who's digging on the old O'Brien farm in St. John's?

- What you think about St. John's trash problems.

- We'll chat whales and Icebergs with a tour boat operator.

 

Crosstalk:

Whale tales with our guest Dr. Jack Lawson.

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Thursday July 3, 2014

Topics:

- Senseless vandalism mean a scouts camp near St. John's will have to close for good.

- We'll meet a tattoo artist in the second part of Alyson Samson's series on tattoo culture.

Crosstalk: Ghost Stories with guest Gene Browne.

 

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Wednesday July 2, 2014

Topics:

- A UFO over Robert's Arm.

- Tattoos and tattoo culture.

Crosstalk: Are there too many church buildings in this province? Is this a sign of the times? Guests: Archbishop Martin Currie, head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. John's and Bishop Geoff Peddle, Bishop of the Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Friday June 20, 2014

Topics:
- Don't be surprised if the ditches and medians along our province's highways seem more trashier than usual.

Another great white has been detected in waters off Newfoundland.

Crosstalk: 

We want your ideas about fun things to see or do in Nfld and Labrador for $20 or less. our Guest is Emily Martin, Geophysicist and columnist with the Overcast.

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Wednesday June 18, 2014

Topics:
- The Advocate for children and youth is tearing a strip off government agencies designed to protect children in the province.

- Changes have been made in cancer screening in Labrador 

Crosstalk: Gardening with Research Horticulturist Todd Boland.

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Friday June 06, 2014

Topics:

We'll get an update from a  Newfoundlander in Moncton.

The seventieth anniversary of D-Day

Crosstalk:
Place names in Newfoundland & Labrador

 

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Thursday June 05, 2014

Topics:

We chat with a couple of Newfoundlanders in Moncton.

Some residents are saying "not in by backyard" to multi-unit affordable housing developments in St. John's.

Crosstalk:
Today we're focusing on an outside activity that's near and dear to the hearts of many... hiking.

 

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Wednesday June 04, 2014

Topics:

 

Justice officials are reacting today to an incident at Her Majesty's Penitentiary involving a dozen inmates.

John Crosbie thinks he's too inexperienced. We hear what you think of Premier- to-be Frank Coleman.

A bike ride across France.

 

On Crosstalk: John Crosbie's recent comments about Danny Williams, Frank Coleman and the PC party stired up an interesting conversation about whether the PC party is self destructing. what do you think about what the party is going through and what John Crosibie has described as the disappointing way the party has handled the so called leadership race.  

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Friday February 14, 2014

Topics:
- A protest against the closure of the violence prevention court  in St. John's today has been cancelled because of the weather.
- More errors in breast cancer screening at Eastern Health.

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Friday January 31, 2014

TOPICS:
- We'll look at some of the potential PC leadership candidates.
- Veterans across the country are protesting the closure of nine regional Veterans Affairs offices. We'll check in on the demo in St. John's.
CROSSTALK: What was the first vinyl album or cassette or CD you bought with your own money?

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Thursday January 30, 2014

TOPICS:
- Eastern Health latest cost-cutting measures are drawing criticism, no more evening snacks in hospital. The cup of tea and the cookie is no longer part of the evening routine.
- Canadian Blood Services is closing its permanent blood donor clinic in Grand Falls-Windsor.

CROSSTALK:
The challenge of children with different needs. Two moms who have children with Asperger's/Autism and their boys, are in the studio.

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Wednesday January 29, 2014

TOPICS:
- A shocker from the federal Liberal leader Today. Justin Trudeau wants all Liberal senators out of the Liberal caucus.

- The government is tightening up  some of itds regulations regarding tattoos.

- A Weight loss Journey.

CROSSTALK: The future of rural post offices. What role do rural post offices play in our lives?

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Tuesday January 28, 2014

TOPICS

- We live in an era of cutbacks from bank services to postal office to mail delivery. A man from Newfoundland is in Ottawa today at a rally to prevent further cut-backs that affect veterans affiars.

- We'll also hear how Torbay is trying to keep its residents active and fit.

CROSSTALK:

Beaumont Hamel as its "never" been remembered before. A documentary crew is planning an extrordinary re-creation and they're looking for your help.

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Monday January 27, 2014

TOPICS

- Municipal candidates in St. John's have a limit on how much they spend during a campaign,. But they don't have to tell you what they spent the money on.

- CROSSTALK

What are your memories of resettlement? Why does resettlement resonate so strongly. Guests are Edna Penney is with the Arnold's Cove Heritage Foundation., and Edna Penney's husband Cecil who has his own story of resettlement.

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Friday December 13, 2013

Topics:
- A fire in Brent's Cove on the Baie Verte Peninsula leaves a family of five homeless.
-  An update on the plight of a family in Corner Brook, still displaced after recent flooding in the city.

Crosstalk: Indoor Gardening with guests Lorna Hogan and Debbie Preston.

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Wednesday December 11, 2013

Topics:
- Canada Post is phasing out home deleivery of mail to people who still get that service.

- The province's new homecare pilot project is coming under fire.

Crosstalk:

Why do Newfoundland students do so poorly at Math?
Guests are eductaion minister Clyde Jackman and Mary Stordy and assistant professor in Math education at MUN.

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Tuesday December 10, 2013

The Virginia Park Elementary Christmas Pageant.
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Monday December 9, 2013

TOPICS:
- NHL Violence
-The "Grand Park"
CROSSTALK:
Safe Driving with Jim Brazil & Rudy Singleton
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Tuesday November 26, 2013

 

 Topics:

  • Asking the right questions to make sure your dream cruise vacation doesn't become a nightmare.

  • We drop in on Bidgood's in the Gould's to see what's new. 

 

Crosstalk: Hospital Emergency Rooms join Host, John Furlong with guest Barb Sweet, award winning journalist with the St. John's Telegram, share your story or experience with visits to the ER good or otherwise.

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Friday, October 25

Todays Podcast:
- David Cochrane on the NDP Implosion
- Minister Darin King on the Family Violence Intervention Court
- John visits the Halloween store
Crosstalk: John talks movies with guest Tom Luke

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Thursday, October 24

Todays Podcast:
- Pedestrian Safety
- A Chat with Amy Collins
- First snow in Labrador City
Crosstalk: Guest Tim Powers on the Senate scandal

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Wednesday Oct 23, 2013

Todays Podcast:

- Noah Davis Power on the NDP
- Noonlines
- Dealing with Kennel Cough
- Crosstalk - Dale Kirby is here to talk about the NDP

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Tuesday April 23, 2013

Port aux Basques fire

Seniors in Port aux Basques need a home after yesterdays fire.

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Radio Archives feature

Christine Davies has one last person to introduce to us from a 1975 documentary about the MV Bonavista's journey up the coast of Labrador.

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Crosstalk

You need a routine prescription, but your doctor is all booked up. Should pharamcists have the right to prescribe medication? Ramona's guests are Margot Priddle, the Registrar of the NL Pharmacy Board, and pharmacist and professor Debbie Kelly. ccType=audioclip id=2381310956&mediaid=2381310667&category=AudioMobile/Radio_Noon_NL]

Friday April 5, 2013

Crosstalk

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On today's Crosstalk phone in, we're very excited to tell you that we've got one of the most popular new acts performing live in studio. You know Andrew James O'Brien from his CD, "Songs for Searchers". Catherine Allan performed with him on the CD. And now they've formed a duo Called "Fortunate Ones".

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Thursday April 4, 2013

Restaurant Association taken by surprise
Bar and pub owners say new fees imposed by the Liquor Corporation will hurt.
The Restaurant Association of Nfld and Labrador says its members are also taken by surprise. Nancy Brace is the executive director of the Restaurant Association of Nfld and Labrador.
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Crosstalk

We're talking about the new incentive the provincial government is offering for people in small communities who want to resettle.

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Wednesday April 3, 2013

Stolen Art
 
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Kelly Bruton of St. John's has many talents. One of them is to make beautiful textile art.
You may have seen them in the Land and Sea program on Mistaken Point. Well, Kelly's really hoping you've seen another one of her artworks. Because someone stole it from Devon House in St. John's, which is run by the provincial Craft Council.  We've got Kelly Bruton on the line from Devon House.
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Crosstalk

Do you agree with the budget cuts? Ramona is joined by Russell Wangersky, the editorial editor for the Telegram newspaper.

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Tuesday April 2, 2013

Corrections Cuts
Another day, another impact of the provincial budget.
As you heard Maggie Gillis say, this time it's about how the corrections system in Nfld and Labrador will change. The number of probation officers in Nfld and Labrador will be reduced.
And the electronic anklet monitoring program has been cancelled. Randy Piercey is a defence lawyer in St. John's.
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Archives Feature
Christine Davies has a story about traveling by coastal boat to Labrador in the mid-1970s.

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Crosstalk

The topic today is books for young people. We've got women in studio who fill their lives with books for young people. Susan Prior is the provincial Children's Librarian.And Emily Blackmore also works in the Public Library System, where she's the Adult Lending Services Librarian for the Provincial Resource Library.

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Monday April 1, 2013

International Student Community Service awards

It's not easy coming to study as MUN as an international student. There's a whole new culture to adjust to, plus missing family and friends. Despite that, many international students volunteer with local community groups. Now Memorial is recognizing their community spirit with International Student Community Service awards. One of the first four recipients is Muhammad Munir from Pakistan. He's studying economics and finance.

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Crosstalk

Do you or did you have the best nan or pop in the world? The best grandparents a child could ever wish for. Did they do special things for you? Did they cheer you up when you were feeling low? Did they make special meals for you? In studio with me, three young women: Anna Gosine, Helena Menchion and Anna Mercer.

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Monday March 18, 2013

George Joyce
A trustee with the Eastern School District is angry with 2 men at the top of the organization.
It's all got to do with a proposal that School District chair Milton Peach, and CEO Bruce Vey submitted to the finance department. In it, they proposed major cuts and consolidations.
But trustee George Joyce says he was never consulted before that message was sent to government. We reached George Joyce near Clarenville.
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Crosstalk Tuesday March 5 2013

The strike at the St. John's airport started almost 6 months ago, and there's no sign it will end anytime soon. Our question for you: Are you surprised that the strike has dragged on this long? Ramona's guest is St. John's Deputy Mayor Shannie Duff.

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Employment programs cut

On Friday, the provincial government announced it's cutting funding to 40 groups in Nfld and Labrador that's being used to help people find jobs. Those groups include the John Howard Society, the Community Education Network and the Celtic Business Development Association. The government says it will re-invest the 14-million dollars into services such as training to develop skills.The opposition Liberals are speaking out again the cuts. We're going to check in with Kelly Vodden to see what she thinks of them. She's an associate professor at Memorial University, both in St. John's and on the Grenfell campus. She's also heading up a multi-province project about Canadian Regional Development.

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Bonne Bay storm

Living in the middle of a national park is certainly easy on the eyes. But people who live near Gros Morne mountain don't just have beautiful scenery to contend with. They've also got powerful winds.

Norris Point and Rocky Harbour were hit especially hard on Sunday.James Bowen is a doctor in Bonne Bay.

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mmmm....Bologna Cupcakes

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Band Aid grants

Students at a school on the Port-au-Port peninsula can expect to see some new music stands in their music room. While members of a high school concert band on the Avalon will soon be practicing on a few new flutes. Both schools received grants from the MusiCounts' Band Aid program. Carolyn Lethbridge is the principal and music teacher at Our Lady of the Cape in Degrau. And Robert Colbourne is the music teacher at Crescent Collegiate in South Dildo.

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Crosstalk Monday Feb 18

The topic: drinking water. Many communities in NL remain under boil-water advisories. In additition, CBC News has uncovered information showing the number of communities in NL with high levels of THMs (byproducts of chlorination) in drinking water has nearly doubled over the past 13 years. Our question for you: do you trust that your water is safe? Ramona's guests are NL Environment Minister Tom Hedderson, and Assistant Deputy Minister Martin Goebel.
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Wild and windy night

The midget Central Thunder hockey team was trying to head home from St. Anthony yesterday. But Mother Nature had other plans. High winds and blowing snow forced the driver to pull off the highway outside Parsons Pond. He and 33 passengers spent the night on the DRL bus. Jody Fancey is one of the parents who was onboard.
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Northern Peninsula power

People in a number of communities on the Northern Peninsula are still without power after yesterday's storm.
Merissa King is a spokesperson for Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro.
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Ramona Dearing Bolonie Cupcakes

Kevin Phillips' arresting recipe for Bologna Cupcakes

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Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups mashed potatoes (hot)
  • 1 carrot mashed (hot)
  • ½ tsp butter
  • 4 slices bolonie (1/4" thick)
  • ½ cup green peas (for garnish)

Method

Prepare mashed potatoes and carrot as desired - set aside.

In a skillet, low-med heat, sauté bolonie in butter until centers puffs. Press bolonie in a greased or lined large muffin pan or cups. Bake at 350F for approx 8-10 minutes. On serving plates, scoop 4 oz of mashed potatoes into each bolonie cup and smooth out with a spatula knife. Garnish top with mashed carrot and sprinkle plate with green peas. Here you can have your cake and eat it to.

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Also try: Potato Stuffed Bolonie Rolls 

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Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups mashed potatoes (hot)
  • 2 tbsp celery (minced)
  • ¼ cup onion (finely chopped)
  • ½ cup green peas
  • ½ tsp prepared mustard
  • Salt & pepper
  • 8 slices bolonie (1/8" thick)
  • Toothpicks

Method

Prepare mashed potatoes as desired. Add celery, onion and mustard. Mix well. Season to taste. Spread 4 tbsp of potato mixture on each bolonie slice. Roll and secure with toothpicks. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet and bake at 350F for 8-10 minutes. Turn mid-way.

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Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Music Pioneer

Christine Davies is here with a tribute to a pioneer of Newfoundland and Labrador folk music, accordion player Wilf Doyle.

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Crosstalk : Gardening with Michael Murray of Murray's Garden Centre in Portugal Cove.

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Radio Noon - Friday March 2 2012

Hundreds of Iron Ore Company of Canada workers got a huge surprise at a union meeting in Labrador City this morning. They had gathered to hear details of the latest contract offer from IOC. An offer their union was recommending workers to reject. But when the meeting started IOC announced big changes to the offer. The CBC's Mike Power was not allowed into the meeting but he still staked it out.

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper notified Conservative M-Ps this week that changes are coming to their pension plans. Right now, an MP only has to serve for six years before collecting a pension. And that can be done as early as age 55. Ryan Cleary is the NDP MP for St. John's South-Mount Pearl.

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Crosstalk: Trivia with Mack Furlong.

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Radio Noon Thursday November 17 2011

Occupy NL Update

Hundreds of protesters with the Occupy Wall Street marched in New York City this morning. They're talking about organizing a day of action, with mass protests in other cities. The welcome is wearing out for many protestors involved in the Occupy Movement across North America. The police in New York City cleared people out of their tent city. The city of Vancouver has issued eviction notices. So what's happening here? Terry MacEachern is one of the people invovled in the Occupy NL Movement, which is headquartered at Harbourside Park in St. John's .

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Blaze Orange

We're still getting reaction to yesterday's Crosstalk phone-in on whether people should wear blaze orange in the woods, whether they're hunting or not. If you missed it, it's posted on-line at cbc.ca/radionoonnl

Here's a fax we received this morning from Olive Murphy that we just had to share. It's read by the CBC's Kathryn King.

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Crosstalk

Bullying used to be a hush-hush topic. But over the past few years, lots of people have been speaking out against it. The question now is whether we're making any progress on bullying? We'll have several guests in studio, including several students from Prince of Wales Collegiate in St. John's.

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Radio Noon November 14 2011

Lewisporte Shooting

A 68-year-old woman from Little Burnt Bay is in hospital today being treated for a serious gunshot wound. It's believed a hunter shot her in the shoulder accidentally during a boil-up in the woods near Lewisporte on Friday. That hunter is now facing charges. Constable Doug Letto is with the Lewisporte RCMP.

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The labour market

The labour market is tightening up in Nfld and Labrador, and it's only going to get more tight. That's great news for workers. It gives them a lot more power. Employers not so much. And that's the focus of a conference the Nfld and Labrador Employers' Council is holding starting on Wednesday in St. John's. Richard Alexander is the executive director of the group, and he's in studio now to talk about this issue.

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Crosstalk

Housing prices in many parts of the province have shot up dramatically over the past few years.  And we're asking if it's getting too expensive to buy a house. Phone in with your thoughts.  Ramona's guest is Shannie Duff, the deputy-mayor of St. John's.

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Radio Noon Wednesday October 12 2011

Torngat Mountains
One of the big upsets last night was in the district of Torngat Mountains, on the north coast of Labrador. Liberal MHA Randy Edmunds unseated Aboriginal Affairs Minister Patty Pottle.
And he did it even though he didn't have much of a travel budget during the campaign.
We've reached Randy Edmunds in Makkovik.
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Lost by only 40 votes
Julie Mitchell came within a hair's breath of squeezing out Conservative cabinet minister Clyde Jackman last night. She lost by only 40 votes in the district of Burin-Placentia West. And had she won the seat, it would have made things very interesting. Because the NDP and the Liberals would have been tied at 6 seats each. Raising interesting questions about which party would have been named the official opposition.
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Radio Noon Crosstalk

Today on the show:

Should Kevin Aylward stay on as leader of the provincial Liberals?

Guest: John Efford

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Radio Noon Crosstalk Oct 11 2011

Today on the show, gardening day with Michael Murray of Murray's Garden Centre. If you need some gardening advice, look no further. Michael Murray can save you a lot of time and grief.

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Jones Head Cliff

Tomorrow evening, the town council in Bay Roberts will decide whether to put up a fence or warning signs on a cliff that cost an 11-year old his life this summer. Christopher Davis and his family were visiting relatives in Bay Roberts in August when he fell over the Jones Head cliff. Christopher's parents say the tragedy was preventable, and that they'd like to make sure nothing like that ever happens again. Melvin Walsh is a town councillor in Bay Roberts.

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CBC Radio Archives Feature

On today's regular archive feature, we'll go back to 1970 and the official opening of the new city hall in St. John's.

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Radio Noon : Tuesday September 13, 2011

Radio Noon Crosstalk : Gardening with Ross Traverse

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Matthews controversy

Premier Kathy Dunderdale is commenting today on the controversy over a job offer to Danny Williams former communications director. Yesterday Williams defended his decision to offer Elizabeth Matthews the vice-chair position at the CNLOBP. He made the offer in a letter to Matthews the day before he left office.Williams says he discussed the appointment with Kathy Dunderdale. But when it became public - Dunderdale said the appointment was her idea. Here's what Premier Dunderdale had to say today about the controversy.

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Bigger Paycheque not wanted

Most people love getting a pay raise. But not Linda Chaisson. She's a city councillor in Corner Brook. And she's upset that she's being forced to take home a bigger paycheque Linda Chaisson joins me now on the line.

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Radio Noon Archives:

Time for Christine Davies to join me in the studio, as she does each Tuesday afternoon with a recording from the CBC Radio Archives.

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Western Stomach Flu

There's a stomach flu going around in Corner Brook. And it's hitting some children so hard they're winding up in hospital. Dr Anne Roberts is the Acting Medical Officer of Health for Western Health.

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Radio Noon Crosstalk June 28

It's a gardening day today. We've got Dave Morrow in our studio in Grand Falls-Windsor. You've got the questions, he's got the expertise. If you're having problems with a tree, or a bush or those unstoppably hungry slugs or your compost or your lawn. Dave is here to help. And don't forget about vegetables and flowers.

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Archive Feature

1967 was a big year for Canada and Canadians. The country was 100 years old. Celebrations to mark the Centennial were held across the country -- not just the world's fair in Montreal, something we call Expo '67. One Centennial project saw a group of Inuit from Labrador -- known as the Moravian Eskimo Choir -- travel from Nain to St. John's. There were 14 members of the choir. This was their first visit to the island portion of the province. They performed at a number of venues in and around the city. A report about their visit was featured on the appropriately-named CBC Radio show "Centennial Diary."

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Lead Exposure Project

Kids love playing in the dirt ... and some of them even like to eat dirt. They love to chew on their toys.  And how many want to wash their hands before they eat? Well, any and all of these things can lead to a child ingesting lead. And that's what a study has examined - how much lead children in St. John's have been exposed to. Trevor Bell was the lead investigator on this project.

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Fortis in Belize

It hasn't been an easy ride for Fortis in Belize... The Newfoundland based energy company faced plenty of environmental opposition over a dam proposal several years ago, with Hollywood celebrities like Harrison Ford and Cameron Diaz getting involved in the fight to stop it. Last week, the government of Belize took over BEL - Belize Electricity Limited. And Fortis HAD a 70% share of that company. Barry Perry is the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance for Fortis.

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Harper Archive FTR

Prime Minister Stephen Harper may not think there's much need for the Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre anymore. But a few years back he was singing a different tune. Back in December of 2007 - Harper had nothing but praise for fishermen and the people charged with saving their lives when things go wrong. He was in Port de Grave back then to pay tribute to the crew of the Nautical Legacy, and the rescuers who saved their lives. Here's part of what the Prime Minister said in 2007. 

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Postal Worker

It's the last day on the picket line for thousands of Canada Post employees.The federal government passed legislation on the weekend sending them back to work.Lynn Costigan is President of Local 72 of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers in Labrador City - Wabush.

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Radio Noon Crosstalk June 27

If you think you know Newfoundland and Labrador, think again. My guest on crosstalk today has just released a book that might give even the most weathered NL'er a few ideas.

The book is called 'Book of Musts: the 101 places every Newfoundlander and Labradorian MUST see." Janice Wells covers everything from bights to Beothuks... George Street to giant squid...and bird's eye views to hidden treasures.

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John Crosbie

We had a lively Crosstalk show yesterday, about the closure of the marine rescue coordination centre in St. John's. A couple of callers quoted a speech that Lieutanent Governor John Crosbie gave recently. He was at Queen's University to pick up a honouary doctorate of laws. And in his speech, John Crosbie warned that our political system isn't working the way it should.

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Ice Island

Yesterday on Radio Noon, fisherman Brian Kippenhuck  described seeing an awesome sight.  The crew of the Labrador Quest was about a hundred kilometres off Black Tickle, Labrador when they saw a giant slab of ice.
Brian Kippenhuck told us it was at least 5 kilometres long when he first saw it, although it later broke in two.
He said the ice was 50 metres high, complete with a couple of waterfalls.
Not only that, Brian says there's an even bigger iceberg off Northern Labrador.
Charlie Randell is the president and CEO of C-Core, which is famous for its ice engineering.

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Transportation Safety Board

The Transportation Safety Board says it wants more action from Transport Canada and other aviation authorities to make sure Sikorksy S-92As are safe.
The TSB has done a review of progress on the recommendations it made in the wake of the Cougar Helicopter Crash in 2009.
The crash killed seventeen people. Transport Canada has agreed to follow the recommendations. But the TSB says it wants action.
Wendy Tadros is the chair of the Transportation Safety Board.
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Dunderdale Marine Rescue

The Prime Minister is not backing down. The Marine Rescue Coordination Sub-Centre in St. John's will close. That's what Stephen Harper told Premier Kathy Dunderdale last night during a telephone conversation. This morning, Dunderdale talked to reporters at the House of Assembly.

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Radio Noon Crosstalk - June 22

Business columinst, Michael Hlinka.jpgPensions have been a big issue in the Air Canada and Canada Post labour disputes.  And the issue will come up during other negotiations as well. Workers want to know how much they'll have to retire on.  Employers are leery of going into the red on pensions. Is it time for a reality check on pensions.  Ramona's guest is CBC's well-known business columnist, Michael Hlinka.

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Ice Shelf

Brian Kippenhuck of Port Hope-Simpson has seen an incredible sight. An enormous iceberg. A huge sheet of ice that was several km long when he first saw it. Brian is a member of the crew on board the fishing boat, the Labrador Quest. And they were far out at sea when they first saw the massive iceberg. We reached Brian in Port Hope-Simpson earlier today.

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Bear Put Down

A couple of weeks ago, everyone was talking about the cute and people-friendly bear cub in Terra Nova National Park that walked right up to a police officer. Visitors to the park had been feeding the cub, along with other bears. Park officials moved the cub to a remote area, hoping it would remember how to live in the wild again. But that wasn't the case. On the weekend, Fisheries and Wildlife officers euthanized the little bear. Bill Brake is the Field Unit Superintendent in Terra Nova.

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Radio Noon Crosstalk April 13

Today's subject was immigration.

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